The online news section of The Journal, Webster University’s student newspaper, received an Online Pacemaker Award at the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention.
The publication is a Pacemaker winner in the 5,000 undergraduate enrollment and fewer section, along with four other online collegiate news sources. The Journal was first selected as one of 55 finalists in April.
Photo editor David Nash won second place in the general news photo category for the the photo that appeared with this March article, “Mourners gather to honor, remember Trayvon Martin.”
The 91st annual convention was held from Oct. 31 to Nov. 4 in Chicago.
Nash, a senior photography major from Dallas, won second place from a group of five photos selected as finalists in August from more than 813 entries. Nash’s finish was the highest individual Pacemaker placing by a Webster student.
The Journal staff earned its first Pacemaker Award in 1998. The newspaper was last named a Pacemaker finalist in 2010.
Student journalists in the Webster University School of Communications have academic experiences that prepare them to excel in any global communication field. The School’s media courses are framed within a liberal arts-based curriculum, augmented by personalized mentorship and professional development opportunities.